Friday, December 2, 2011
I know that guy!
Hey, I know that guy. You might know him too. Chris Van Vliet was one of our young members of Hawgtown Bassmasters when I was president of the club back in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Still in high school, Chris and a few other buddies joined the club to learn and fish. He might have learned a bit too much because he has been doing well on and off the water. This past summer Chris finished fourth in the BASS Northern Open on Lake Erie. He always enjoyed tournaments but was more focused on this career.
Chris went to the Wilfred Laurier University for media and we lost touch for some time. Since then he has taken his media credits and killer smile to new heights. Now living in Cleveland, Ohio, Van Vliet, of TV host of The Buzz on Cleveland's CBS 19, was voted Cosmopolitan’s 2011 Bachelor of the Year by fans in an online poll. Showing he is not all flash, he donated the $10 000 prize to a local charity.
It is great to see a local boy doing so well. Great job Chris!